Monday, May 31, 2010

Kenneth Cole Final Sale

Kenneth Cole has a Final Sale going on for Women and Men. Prices are cut by 30-50% at checkout.

If you're order comes to $100 or more, use code WEAR1 for an additional $25 off.
Shipping starts at $8 but is free if you spend $100 or more.

Candy Striper Cufflinks

Was $50, down to $29.98, plus an additional 30% off = $20.99 + $8 s/h.

Cast and Crew Loafers

Was $128, down to $88.98, plus an additional 50% off = $44.49 + $8 s/h.
Available in Black and Toffee

Lots of shoes in the Women's Final Sale section but I'm not jazzed by any of them. So there you go.

Best Buy -- Wii console

Best Buy has the white Wii console on sale for $149.99 + $9.99 s/h.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Banana Republic, Old Navy Mystery Offer codes

I have a one-time-use 25% off code to Banana Republic and another one for Old Navy, both valid until May 31. I'm not going to use them. Any takers?

RueLaLa Wedding broutique

I've watched an embarrassing amount of Say Yes To The Dress since my wedding. Don't get me started on how much wedding remorse I have. The worst of all of it is my dress. I hate that damned dress. The best I can say about it is it's not that bad.

This on the other hand is on my dream dress list:

Nicole Miller Antique White Silk Lace Gown

$499.00 down from $2,000.00 on RueLaLa's sale TODAY!!

I die. There are only six left, people. Get going before some other bitch wears your dress at her wedding.

How about this?

Aidan Mattox Ivory Silk Beaded Gown

$199.00 down from $420.00!!!! You can buy two at that price!

Can someone please buy it and send me pictures of their wedding so I can live vicariously through you?

RueLaLa has a Style I do! Boutique open right now with stuff for the bride, for the groom and for guests.

Need an invitation to RueLaLa? Click here.

Yankee Candle's Semi-Annual Clearance

Clear out your afternoon schedules because Yankee Candle is having their semi-annual clearance.*

Large jar candles are 2 for $25 or $15 each.

Medium jar candles are 2 for $20 or $12 each.

They also have $1, $3, $5, $7, $10, and $12 deals.

And, they have cute gift sets.

For $10 off a $25 order use code Lkwng67.

*Each page takes several years to load.

I have to admit that I ordered myself a couple things, in addition to a couple of September birthday gifts. It pains me to say that I left behind some items that I really wanted. It pains me not just because I left them behind but also, and more importantly, because, really, no really, no adult woman should want this:

So I have a decorating philosophy that emulates a Hitchcock movie. So what?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Benches & Ottomans at Smart Bargains

After a busy morning in the land of irrelevant Supreme Court decisions, I needed some retail therapy fast.

Fortunately I found this bad boy.

Don't I need this?

Black Soho Bench with Tray Table & Ottomans

Compare at: $299.00
Our Price: $119.99
Special Price: $83.99

Order Subtotal: $83.99
Total Savings:-$10.08
Standard Shipping: $9.95
Shipping Discount: -$9.95
Order Total:* $73.91
You Save: $245.12

Do you see that up there? $73.91 total. Shipped. Sweet sweet deity, don't I need this?

Apparently the answer to that question is no, according to the Big Fella. I called him and asked him if we should put a bench in the office. A what? A bench? Where? Against the wall where your drum set used to be. Oh, so you want to take your drum set out of your car and put it back in my beautiful house? Ok. I was just thinking that we could put the bench up against the bed we plan to put in that room and we'll use the Ottomans as "side tables." Oh, and we'll have lots of beautiful babies and I'll live in that room with the beautiful babies and the cats and you can sleep in our bedroom with Lulu. D'accord? Follow me....

Go here.

Click on So Much Smart, So Little Time at the top of the page.

Scroll down and click on 48 Hour Home Coupons.

Scroll down and click on the 30% Off Benches & Ottomans coupon.

Et voila.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cuisinart sale right now!

RueLaLa is having a Cuisinart sale. For the love of perfectly chopped vegetables, check it out!

For an invite to RueLaLa click here.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Pearls for Mom

My mom is looking for a double strand pearl necklace. Too bad I got her Mother's Day gift months ago. Here are some options:

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Necklace, Glass Pearl and Crystal Accent

Wrap a cluster of finery around your neck with this double-strand glass pearl necklace. With silvertone mixed metal and crystal accents. Strands measures approximately 18 inches and 20 inches long.

Pearl Necklace, Cultured Freshwater Pearl Strand (9-1/2 to 10-1/2 mm)

Reg. $300.00
Was $149.00
Sale $99.00
Little things that make a big impressions. This dual-strand necklace features cultured freshwater pearls (9-1/2 to 10-1/2 mm) and a setting of sterling silver. Approximate length: 19 inches.

I've heard that PearlsOnly is a good place to buy online.

$141 for an 18-inch double strand of freshwater pearls.
The only thing that could possibly top a single strand of AA-graded pearls is two of them in one necklace! These gorgeous white freshwater pearls are grown for two years before being hand selected for their perfectly round shape and strung on double-knotted fine silk thread.

From QVC's Jacqueline Kennedy Reproductions collection:Jacqueline Kennedy Reproduction Double Strand Pearl Necklace (Click through to read reviews and also see a video of the pearls in action. God bless QVC's great site.)

Retail Value: $120.00
QVC Price: $91.00
Introductory Price: $82.92
Shipping & Handling: $6.47

The epitome of grace and style, Jacqueline Kennedy was a fashion icon whose influence is still relevant today. Get her signature look with this double strand simulated pearl necklace. A reproduction of one of her iconic pieces, it marries two strands of white simulated pearls via decorative clasp. The round, silvertone box clasp is adorned with a round, blue faceted crystal and surrounded by round, clear faceted crystals to complete the upscale design. From the Jacqueline Kennedy Collection.

* Simulated pearls measure approximately 10.0mm to 12.0mm
* Silvertone box clasp
* Measures approximately 18"L x 2"W

Etsy also has a few options.

Marianne, Double Strand Swarovski Pearl Rhinestone Flower Spray Bridal Necklace from vendor, Luxe Deluxe (from whom I've ordered before).

This would be my pick (you know, because I'm subtle like that).


This statement bridal necklace features a beautiful rhinestone flower spray embellished with Swarovski rhinestones, offset from double strands of white/ivory Swarovski pearls on one side and a single strand of pearls on the other. Finished with a rhodium plated rhinestone box clasp. The necklace measures approximately 16" along the inside strand. This item will ship with tracking. This is made to order, please allow 3-5 working days for production. Contact me if you'd like a different length or pearl colour.

TBYRD DESIGNS also has a bunch of double strands. Here's one:

White Chocolate Necklace

The winter white 7mm freshwater pearls of this double necklace are really pretty in this design. The shorter length is 18.5" and the longer length is 20". The double strand connector has a topaz Swarovski crystal in it and I have finished it with a sterling silver double hook and eye.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New York and Company sales

New York and Company has some great sale prices going on, but in limited sizes.

$10.00 down from $29.95

Is this weird? I kind of love it: Boyfriend Shirt - Check

$9.99 down from $39.95

$9.99 down from $49.95

Let's just skip over the Rombers, shall we?

$9.99 down from $59.95.
Available in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12.

NY & C is at 10% on Bing Cashback right now!

Gotta run. Tuesdays are a very important night for me. Lots of very important things on my schedule. Don't hate.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Macy's 18k Gold Over Sterling Silver Initial Pendants

Macy's has these cute 18k Gold Over Sterling Silver Initial Pendants

Accessorize with signature style. These beautiful initial pendants are crafted in 18k gold over sterling silver with a round-cut diamond accent. Approximate length: 18 inches. Approximate drop: 1/2 inch.

Available in A, B, D, E, K, M, P, R, S, T.

Orig. $100.00
Was $39.98
Now $19.99

This is the kind of thing I'd snap up now for birthdays and Christmas.

Don't forget to Bing.

In other news.... three more days 'til The Big Fella is done with finals, three more days, three more days, three more days, three more days.

Edited 5/5/10: I saw these in the store today and they're teeny tiny, probably better for a young lady.

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Look For Less: Ann Taylor's Statement Necklace II

One more "look for less" option:

Loft's Briolette Necklace with Ribbon Ties:

On sale for $19.99 down from $44.50.

The other looks for less are here.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Look For Less: Ann Taylor's Faceted Glass Statement Necklace

The Ann Taylor Faceted Glass Statement Necklace:

The look for less:

QVC's Bold Crystal Necklace & Earring Set

Shown in Berries; also available in Brown:
$19.75; Shipping & Handling: $3.97.

QVC's Joan Rivers Couture Faceted Crystal Adjustable Bib Necklace:

Shown in Neutral; also available in Blue, Black and Red:
$60.00; Shipping & Handling: $5.22

Candie's Silver-Tone Simulated Crystal Bib Necklace:

Shown in Champagne; also available in Black:
originally $32 but on sale for $21.44 at Kohl's.

Spiegel's Stone and Bead Necklace


What do you think?

I have to say I think Ann's necklace is still the hottest with Joan's bib necklace coming in a close second.

Random cuteness: Ann Taylor edition

I opened an email from Ann Taylor today...

even though I am still suffering from total sale boredom,

even though it had no discount, no sale, and no code,

but telling me to "Give her what she really wants."

Yeah right, Ann. Great advice. I'll call you next time I'm wondering what to get someone, yearning for some more life-altering gems like that.

But, I'll be damned if they weren't right.

Behold the glory of the Faceted Glass Statement Necklace that was featured prominently in the email.

The statement you'd be making, by the way, is that you're
crazy for spending 158 bucks on this bad boy.

If I had this necklace I'd wear it every day, around the house, to work, for no reason at all. I'd wear it to the movies with a white tshirt and jeans. I'd wear it to clean the litter box.

All I need for a perfect Mother's Day is this necklace and some of this:

... and a husband who had a clue. A girl can dream....

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Mario Kart on sale?!?!

I thought I'd never find a deal on Mario Kart for the Wii. And in two days I stumble on two sales.

GameStop has it on sale for $39.99. Code 10AUTO takes 10% off bringing it down to $35.99. Free shipping but tax brings it up to $39.14 for me.

Amazon also has it on sale for $39.99 with free super saver shipping.

So, what do you think? Should I get it?

Should I buy Mario Kart for the Big Fella for finishing finals?
Yes, he's worked hard and deserves it.
Yes, you should buy it, but you should give it to him for his birthday instead.
No, you should buy yourself a Michael Aram tray instead.
No, stop throwing your money away, you spendthrift.
Other, I'll let you know in the comments. free polls

Gilt Groupe is having a Michael Aram sale.

It was another lazy day here in casa HBM. The Big Fella was out studying. The cats were settling in for a 12-hour nap. I was trying to convince myself to work on a paper and boring myself to tears with the uninspiring Mother's Day sales.

But then it happened. No, not that.

I found a Michael Aram sale....

And a reason to live...

Wisteria Service Tray. Small $48 (Retail: $120), Medium $60 (Retail: $150), and Large $72 (Retail $180). Don't these make fancy raison d'êtres?

Hosta Sugar and Creamer Set $48 (Retail: $95)

Click here for an invite to Gilt Groupe.

If someone can come up with a reason why I don't need those Wisteria trays, please let me know in the comments.